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Hype oder eine Notwendigkeit? Gründe für die Verwendung des Darkmodes in Ihrer Progressive Web App

🌚 Dark mode: prefers-color-scheme

Is it just a hype or a necessity? Learn about why to use it, how to..

Reasons to use dark mode

There are several reasons why users want to use dark mode:

💄 Aesthetics 

A survey When people get asked why they like or want dark mode, the most popular response are

  1. “it’s easier on the eyes
  2. “it’s elegant and beautiful.” 

Apple in their Dark Mode developer documentation explicitly writes: “The choice of whether to enable a light or dark appearance is an aesthetic one for most users, and might not relate to ambient lighting conditions.”

♿ Accessibility 

For some people, light themes are more accessible. Howevery, some people need dark mode and use it as another accessibility tool.

🔋Battery saving

On AMOLED screens, dark mode saves a lot of energy. A case studies conducted by Google shown that the power savings can be up to 60%:


🌚 Activate your dark side

Many OS provides light or dark color theme (notably dark mode on macOS), websites can detect the preferred color scheme.


🌚 prefers-color-scheme

Many OS provides light or dark color theme (notably dark mode on macOS), websites can detect the preferred color scheme.


Laurens Lang

Geschäftsführer und Gründer der GoingMeta.io GmbH, Wien

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